Need a writer?
Writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. And yet we all need words to represent us – especially in an online world. If you struggle with writing and end up procrastinating, you’ve come to the right place.
For the last 15 years, I’ve helped individuals, companies, and organizations tell their stories. Sometimes, that’s through a newsletter, a magazine article, or an ad. Other times, it’s via a book, a video, or a speech. In short, I’ve done it all and no job is ever too small!
I can help with every writing need imaginable. And I don’t just work with the big fish! A number of my clients are home-grown entrepreneurs who need good content to support their business.
Your ideas and needs plus my time and expertise equals powerful and captivating content. The best part is that I can guarantee you we’ll have fun. My clients tell me I’m warm, professional, genuine, and easy to work with (read it in their own words below).
AND, I’ll always meet your deadline!
If you don’t have time or you’ve realized writing just isn’t your thing, it makes sense to hire someone who can do it well and do it quickly.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“Renée is a writer with people skills – a powerful combination. We presented her with a challenging project and then (unintentionally, of course!) threw in a series of hurdles along the way. Renée’s writing talent is without question, but what makes her special is her grace, patience, and mediation skills – all of which were key to the successful completion of our book. Her sense of humour was invaluable, and made the process enjoyable from start to finish. We now have a beautifully written book that documents our company. Renée was able to go beyond the sometimes dry facts, figures and dates and produce a manuscript that captured the stories and personalities that make up the history of Farmers Dairy.”
Ralph Ballam, former CEO, Farmers Dairy Cooperative Limited
“When we were redesigning our training website, we needed to find a writer who could help us make the courses and programs we offer sound exciting and meaningful to our employees. We found Renée and are very grateful that we did! We were delighted with her professional contribution to our new website and continue to work with Renée as the writer and editor we turn to when developing new content for our evolving training needs. If you’re looking for the “wow” factor, in conjunction with someone who always makes you feel like you are in excellent hands, Renée is the writing professional for you.”
Geneviève Hébert, Director of Learning, CBC/Radio-Canada Learning and Development
“One of Renee’s major strengths is an ability to absorb vast amounts of information, research and data, and synthesize it into polished prose. She gallops past the learning curve in no time, delivering copy that is clear, authoritative, and engaging. An avid learner, Renee seems genuinely interested in all of her assignments – and it shows in her writing.”
Gina Brown, former Director, Marketing and Communications, Nova Scotia Community College
“I have had the pleasure of working with Renée Hartleib in various capacities for several years, and I hope to work with her for several more. Renée is an exceptional professional. She thinks strategically about the big picture and she is mindful of all of the essential details. Her writing is a perfect blend of creativity and authentic, respectful storytelling. In Renée I have found a consultant who delivers excellent work, always with a consistently positive, self-assured disposition. I trust her instincts, her talents, and her ethics.”
Sara Napier, former Vice President, Strategy & Marketing IWK Health Centre Foundation
“At the end of a three-year Health Canada initiative, involving seventeen Canadian medical schools, we required someone who was a quick study so that all the information and research findings from this national project could be synthesized and compiled into a final report. Renée Hartleib was highly recommended to our steering committee and we decided to engage her to lead this final step in our project. She was amazing in her ability to take three years of work at seventeen medical schools and put together a document that captured the essence of the project. I would highly recommend Renée to any organization that requires someone who demonstrates the highest professional standards, immense versatility, and outstanding commitment to a project.”
Dr. Denise Buote, Research Director, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development and Knowledge Translation
“Renée asks important questions and is attentive to the answers. She has the ability to sift through enormous amounts of information and distill the essence of a project or an organization. In our case, she listened to our story and helped us clarify our key messages and important milestones. She then produced a wonderful profile of our organization that we continue to draw on and use for many purposes.”
Lisa Lachance, Executive Director, Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC Network)
“Renée has been writing for NSCC for over a decade and has the unique ability to capture the essence of a person and their story in compelling and powerful prose; all within an extremely tight timeline, and sometimes with very limited details/resources. Renée’s work never disappoints; she is a pleasure to work with and is quick to share creative advice or strategy on projects we are working on together.”
Lena Stewart, former Alumni Relations Associate, NSCC Foundation
“I worked with Renée Hartleib from 2007 until my retirement from The Shaw Group in 2014. During that time, she wrote many corporate communication materials for our company and also managed our quarterly newsletter that goes out to approximately 600 employees and their families. Renée consistently met our deadlines and produced exemplary copy, in addition to being a delight to work with. I have recommended Renée countless times and will continue to do so.”
Michael Kontak, former Corporate Secretary, The Shaw Group Limited
“Based on her expertise in the area of Active Transportation (AT), the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness hired Renée to write about local AT success stories for a government policy document. She combined her own knowledge with interviews and produced lean, elegant articles that both inspired and educated the reader. Add to that, how great she was to work with! Her positive attitude, calm demeanour, and exceptional patience instantly set me at ease. Renée rolls with the hiccups of a project and is adept at resolving challenges by providing precise suggestions and creative ideas. Simply put, Renée was a joy to work with, and I look forward to being able to collaborate with her again.”
Amy Schwartz, former Active Transportation Coordinator, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
“It is a pleasure to work with Renée: not only because she’s intuitive and creative, but because her sense of humour and pleasant disposition bring a calming effect to the project at hand. Hands-down, Renée is one of the best in the business.”